Select Page

Looking for a job can be a very challenging experience. There are many people on the hunt, and it seems like the qualifications are ever-increasing. When trying to get a job, it is important that you have essential aspects such as credentials and excellent references. However, one of the most crucial standout qualities in landing an interview is providing a great resume. Resumes can be tough to create, but below we will discuss a few of the key elements you should include, with information featured from an article on Inc.

Minimalism and Simplicity

The truth is that employers do not have much time to sit around and thoroughly read through everyone’s resume. Although it is tempting to include every accomplishment you have, it is a better choice to keep your resume simple and to the point, highlighting the most relevant and essential information. According to the article linked above, recruiters only spend about 5-7 seconds reading a resume during the hiring process. This should encourage you to make your information concise but eye-catching. In addition, keep your fonts minimalistic and easy to read. 

Relevant Experience

Of course, all the experience you have gathered in life is important to you, but you want to make sure you are catering your resume specifically to the position when hunting for a job. If you are applying for a job in IT, it is best to leave off experience in food service or retail. This is not to diminish your experience but to instead encourage you to include past internships and jobs that make you a great candidate for the position you are currently applying for. Think about various things you have done in the past and how they could help you excel in your future with that specific company.

Contact Information

For many, this is a no-brainer, but in reality, many people tend to mess up this part of the resume process. Be sure to include your email address and phone number, and possibly your website if you have one and current address if it is fitting. This information should go at the top of your resume under your name.

Khoa-Nathan Ngo